Today we followed an advice to take a look at Harlem’s 125th ST which is also know as “Heart of Harlem”. We went there by, surprise surprise, subway. We got off the metro around four to five floors above ground level which was pretty cool. It reminded us of many movies. We left the station behind us and walked down the 125th…
…we soon passed the legendary Apollo Theater from which big stars like Michael Jackson or Lauren Hill had emerged. Though we had been the only tourists around this corner, we never felt insecure. But I have to admin it is kind a strange feeling if you are suddenly the minority. Was an informatory experience.
At the midpoint from 125th ST we entered the subway again. Two stops later we entered the Central Park from the North entrance. We kept on walking for like 2 hours until we crossed the whole park. During this time we found some breathtaking places and views. What is really neat about Central Park: once you get soaked into it, you forget around the noisy and big town which embraces the park. Incredible to imagine that whole Manhattan had been like this.
The steps from Manhattans past to the present couldn’t be smaller. A few seconds ago you’re basically in the nature but then: skyscraper all around! Between these, finally, the Apple Cube. For me the perfect occasion to get rid of some money, which I eagerly tried. Due to the fact that Apple is currently only selling the ugly Bumper as a case for the iPhone 4 I decided to get a docking station. 😀
After a brief visit to the official NBA Store it had been lunchtime. We took the subway once more to get to a legendary hot dog location named “Gray’s Papaya”. After the “Recession Deal” (two Frankfurter and one drink for $4.45) we went back to the 5th Av for a visit of the “Museum of Sex”. Money not well spend.
But the detour was totally worth it, cause we stumbled upon the Flat Iron building. Have to admit I was complaining the last two days about forgetting to plan a visit to this remarkable building. Guess I can cross it out now. 😀
On our way back to the hostel we stopped by in the 44th ST to get tickets for a Broadway show. “American Idiot – Green Day Musical” was our choice. It was new, loud, crazy…PUNK. Money well spend! 😀